Posted on March 24th, 2017
piano yamaha, we at Manila Pianos Inc. have many Yamaha U1, U2,U3 and other Yamaha and Kawai pianos for sale. Watch out for the ones for sale with false serial numbers, there are many, they have been modified to look younger, mostly Yamaha pianos for the 1950s and 1960s that have been furnished with a 5M or 6M serial number and made to look good by respraying the cabinet. We have seen almost 80% of all Yamahas we can trade in liken this.
You can see this by looking at the color of the gold paint closely around the serial number, if you look closely you will see that the gold paint is a slightly different color because the original gold paint was removed and new gold paint was sprayed in that square and then they put a new serial number there. Also, when you cannot find any serial number on all the other places it should be because it was painted over or removed, you know. You can look here to find the serial number(s).
There is nothing wrong with an older piano, you must know that they are mostly better built than the newer ones, parts as well as labor is better in 1980-2000 Yamaha’s but the pianos can often not be sold as is because they need many parts replaced. We always do this work and therefore the pianos cost more than the same pianos where parts are not replaced. (hammers, strings, pins and velts must often be replaced, if not you will see rust and some ‘dead’ string sounds)
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